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Salespitch 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 200'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Todd Swain
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Submitted By: matthewWallace on Oct 13, 2011

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BETA PHOTO: Craig Porter selling Salespitch 5.9

Description 

This route is located on the upper tier.

Access this route by Rappeling from the top or by climbing Across The Universe (suggested).

P1 - Climb up the easy slab and when the rock steepens under the left facing flake get ready for some really fun climbing. Climb up using cool pockets and flakes, then establish in the right facing corner leading up to a small roof. At the roof you want to step left around it (crux) by making use of a small undercling. Once you make this move expect the climbing to return back to typical Mount Willard slab climb leading to the anchors. 160' 5.9

P2 - Continue up the slab on dirty run out climbing to a gap in the trees left of the last bolt. Belay in the trees. 50' 5.5

From here scramble up the easy 4th class slab to a look out and then follow the faint path to the summit for a rewarding view.

Location 

This route is one of the right most routes of the upper tier. Easily located by the beautiful left facing flake about twenty feet off the ground and a small roof and right facing corner just above it.

Here is a link to a photo of the first pitch: neclimbs.com/index.php?PageNam...

Protection 

P1- standard rack up to number 3 and two bolts
p2- 3-4 bolts and maybe some small gear options


Photos of Salespitch Slideshow Add Photo
Craig Porter in his element on Salespitch 5.9 P1
BETA PHOTO: Craig Porter in his element on Salespitch 5.9 P1
Soaking in the view after The 4th class scramble.
Soaking in the view after The 4th class scramble.
Looking down to a barely visible Craig from Salesp...
BETA PHOTO: Looking down to a barely visible Craig from Salesp...
Entering the slab on P1.
Entering the slab on P1.

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By John Ski
From: Intervale, N.H.
Sep 29, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

P.1 above the initial flakes, I clipped 5 well spaced bolts (thoughtful climbing) to get to the 2 bolt anchor. The pitch was dirty at the top (nice rock though) so I was glad I had a wire brush. 170'
P.2 diagonals up an easy but dirty left trending weakness (1 bolt) for 70' to the trees.